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Jakarta Post

150 Indonesian children sing as one in livestreamed charity concert

  • Adityastha Rai Wratsangka


Jakarta   /   Wed, August 5 2020   /  01:00 am
Come together: As many as 100 children collaborate online and perform the song “Aku Anak Indonesia" (I am an Indonesian Kid). (JP/Adityastha Rai Wratsangka)

Indonesian composer Erwin Gutawa and his daughter, singer-songwriter Gita Gutawa, went through a gruelling process over a month and a half to gather together hundreds of children for an online charity concert. One of the top recurring issues in Indonesian society over the last three months of COVID-19 restrictions and self-quarantine was the difficulties parents experienced in keeping their children active and engaged. Unlike adults, children are easily distracted and need guidance in using applications for online classes and other activities. Despite the challenges, Erwin and Gita succeeded in their efforts to hold the virtual children's concert Konser Virtual Di Atas Rata-Rata: Kami Anak Indonesia (Above Average Virtual Concert: We Are Children of Indonesia) to mark National Ch...